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Velominatus: thebaron

Order: Level 3 Velominatus

Location: mississauga, canada

Just a regular guy who likes to click into his pedals and go.

@thebaron's activity:

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

@thebaron's posts:

  1. @Ron Well i highly doubt it will save Detroit. At this point its so far gone. But the story is very nice. »

  2. @Steampunk i enjoy this bike. looks like it would be fast and smooth through gravel tracks. »

  3. @frank in my opinion, if you ride a caad you don’t have to meet each rule because you are hard as hell already, nice bike. it would look better with the stem slammed. »

The Ride. It is the cathedral of our sport, where we worship at the altar of the Man with the Hammer. It is the end to our means. Indeed, The Bike may be the central tool to our sport, but to turn the pedals is to experience the sensation of freedom, of flight. It is all for The Ride.The world is overflowing with small, twisty roads that capture ou...

@thebaron's posts:

  1. @EricW What a great back drop. i miss my cross bike sometimes. »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

@thebaron's posts:

  1. Now although this bike company is fixed gear focused, it really should be looked at. They make great looking rides. http://detroitbicyclecompany.com/ Great story of how they came to fruition and how they are a part of the Detroit revival. »

  2. @wiscot wait!what! you mean that isn’t Michael Moore? »

  3. @Scooby nice ride, i hope you’re enjoying it. is that saddle the brother of the Muppet gonzo? lol. have fun cycling and keep posting. »

The Ride. It is the cathedral of our sport, where we worship at the altar of the Man with the Hammer. It is the end to our means. Indeed, The Bike may be the central tool to our sport, but to turn the pedals is to experience the sensation of freedom, of flight. It is all for The Ride.The world is overflowing with small, twisty roads that capture ou...

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  1. great ride today in Niagara Ont. Wine Country. Camera man thinks he’s funny making my bike looks small. »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

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  1. @Eli Curt i have. »

  2. @Eli Curt in terms of what? stem and bar or wheels? stem carbon. bar something cooler looking and crank set something proper. for your bike id pick up a second set of wheels for general riding so you don’t ruin those expensive ones on training rides and h… »

  3. @scaler911 i was actually thinking the same thing. and wondering how those wheels climb? »

  4. @RedRanger yes its a bit of a strange mix. but those wheels for the price point are amazing. »

  5. @Eli Curt ya slamming to come soon enough. i want some new components up there so i don’t want to cut it just yet. just in case. »

  6. @RedRanger ah i was wondering if it was the six, mine is a cadd10. basically the same bike minus the full carbon and a pound or 2, mine is the 2012. »

  7. @RedRanger looks like the same bike as me and i like that wheel set. deep enough to cut the wind, but still climb like a champ. »

  8. @fignons barber i love this bike, black black and more black, can never go wrong. i use white tape to match my white saddle to the white lettering on my bike. however it always looks dirty. planning on switching my tape back to black soon. »

  9. @RedRanger i love cannondale as well, i cant say im a huge fan of the massiv deep rims but to each there own. great mat black frame, are those your sunday best wheels or everyday? »

  10. @DerHoggz or black to match the stem. i do like the bike overall. »

We are the Keepers of the Cog. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of cycling etiquette known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list.The Rules lie at the beginning of The Path to La Vie Velominatus, not at the end; learning to balance them against one another and to welcome them...

@thebaron's posts:

  1. Peter Sagan can break no rules in my mind…..i have no idea whats going on here but he makes me laugh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U_Y5IykscV0#at=40 »

The early eighties saw the tide change in the European Peloton. Components were taking on a new, curvy shape as they left their boxy forms behind. The glint of toe clips in the sun would become a rarer sight as the move towards clipless pedals would take hold in 1985. English speakers were winning the big races classically won by continental Pros.T...

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  1. @sthilzy everyone doped back then and until recent years and likely even current. i’m done with the past. the uci should be concerned about the future and put the past behind them. use what they’ve learned and change things for the future stars of the … »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

@thebaron's posts:

  1. @sthilzy That’s fine. doesn’t change the fact that i find the seat post extremely high. fit is fit. ride what every size you like. i’m just saying it looks too small to me. »

I love every kind of bike, from the tricked-out fixies all over Seattle (hello – hilly-ass town!  Unless your fixie is a 39-27, you are not making a sensible choice!), to the awesome Dutch Bikes, to the phenomenal racers around town, I love them all.I am, however, a bitch when it comes to bike noise.  Some noises can be forgiven, while othe...

@thebaron's posts:

  1. @wiscot lets all be realistic here. if Lance came by your house you would invite him in and stare in amazement, because although he was busted he was still the best in a time of cheaters and you know he can still hammer. he might be an arrogant prick … »

The Bike. It is the central tool in pursuit of our craft. A Velominatus meticulously maintains their bicycles and adorns them with the essential, yet minimal, accoutrement. The Rules specify the principles of good taste in configuration and setup of our machines, but within those principles lies almost infinite room for personal taste.It seems in s...

@thebaron's posts:

  1. @smithers i don’t know but this frame looks odd to me. like its too small or something. »

We are the Keepers of the Cog. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of cycling etiquette known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list.The Rules lie at the beginning of The Path to La Vie Velominatus, not at the end; learning to balance them against one another and to welcome them...

@thebaron's posts:

  1. @Deakus Well CO2 is for the road so do it the way you can refill the quickest and not rip off the valve. Hand pump again for the road only unless you are the incredible hulk and can actually get your tyres to the correct pressure. As for floor pump, i… »

  2. @VeloVita is that mt fellow countryman Ryder? and no that’s not cool. he just wears that eyewear because he is sponsored by them. »

  • Wilkins is right about his role in his bike/car incidents. There’s 2 sides to the equation, always. As cyclists,...

  • One word, old mate … abridge!

    Fuck me that’s a long article. I really should read one someday around here.

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